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After West Virginia win, Hillary now directs her steely gaze at party elders

Hillary Clinton in West Virginia

As expected, Hillary Clinton won in West Virginia with 67% over Obama’s 26%. and picked up 20 delegates. But delegates aren’t Hillary’s primary focus anymore as she turns her attention to persuading more superdelegates to join her. These, of course, are delegates who are not chosen by voters or caucuses, but are merely there because they are special people. Actually some of them may even be minor deities. These superdelegates hold super-powers which are immune to the forces of democracy. They can choose whichever candidate they please regardless of the popular vote (and you Democrat voters thought you had the power to decide who the nominee would be? Pptttttttth).

Hillary had this to say about her victory:

“There are some who wanted to cut this race short,” she said. “They say, ‘Give up, it’s too hard, the mountain is too high.’ But here in West Virginia, you know a thing or two about rough roads to the top of the mountain. . . .

Obviously Hillary has been reading my blog because she is stealing my mountain analogies. The LA Times highlights Clinton’s strategy in further detail

She campaigned heavily in the state, criticizing Obama’s healthcare proposals as inadequate and pushing her proposal for a summer-long suspension of the federal gas tax. She noted that no Democrat has won the White House in nearly 100 years without carrying West Virginia in November and likened herself to John F. Kennedy, who laid to rest doubts about his candidacy by winning here in 1960. (Kennedy needed a victory to avoid placing the nomination in the hands of party elders; Clinton is attempting the opposite, hoping to extend the race so party elders can make the final decision.)

And what would a Democratic campaign be without the obligatory Tom Petty song:

Clinton campaigned to the sound of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down,” and many voters applauded the sentiment as they headed to the polls on a perfect spring day.

Actually, “Free Falling” would be more apt at this point.

The article goes on to point out the differences in demographics of Clinton voters vs. Obama voters. Apparently, in West Virginia at least, Hillary has been riding high on the rube vote:

West Virginia’s demographics closely matched Clinton’s political base. Interviews with voters leaving polling places showed an electorate that was 95% white, less educated and poorer than in most other states. Four in 10 were over age 60, and a little more than half came from rural areas.

Okay fine. But in an attempt to illustrate these stats, we are given quotes from two such voters. Problem is these words don’t just show us the mindset of the average Hillary voter, but rather that of the average Democrat voter.

Patricia Anderson, 59, a retired substitute teacher from Stonewood, had already voted for Clinton and was trimming a shrub in the yard of the tidy home she shares with her 90-year-old mother, another Clinton backer. “I just think she has the most solutions to our problems. The Clinton years were good years, and she can bring them back,” Anderson said.

Dorsey Claypool, 62, who drives a garbage truck, intended to vote for Clinton as soon as he finished work. “They always helped me every time I needed something,” Claypool said of Bill and Hillary Clinton. “They are good people.”

Wow. That’s truly scary. Of course, we’re told that Obama’s voters are smarter. But at the end of the day, they still ultimately buy into the same bill of goods as the people above: “We will make your life better.” “We will solve your problems.” “We will meet all your needs.” What’s scarier is that these two brainwashed people are a microcosm of the Democrat voter base which makes up roughly half the country now. This is the fruition of the dependency class that Democrats have worked so hard to cultivate over the past several decades. And it is growing by the day.

We conservatives need a little reminder sometimes of just what we are up against…

In the words of our prestigious former President, Ronald the Great: “Government is not the solution to the problem; government is the problem.”

Learn it. Love it. Live it.

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